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Thayer Chiropractic Method for TMJ Disorder Treatment in Costa Mesa

Written By So Cal Chiropractic on August 27, 2020

rsz toothpainDo you ever experience tight or sore jaw muscles? What about chronic headaches? 

You could have TMJ disorder, a condition affecting the temporomandibular jaw joint, a joint found on either side of your face. The joints are found in front of the ears and connect your lower jawbone to your skull. 

Patients who have this disorder should be seen regularly by a Costa Mesa chiropractor to keep painful symptoms at bay and reduce the risk of long-term damage. 

How Does the Thayer Chiropractic Method Treat TMJ Disorder?

Between the jawbone and skull is a disc that, over time, can erode. In some cases, patients with this disorder have a disc that will move out of proper alignment. Other causes of pain include arthritis that damages the joint cartilage or damage to the joint caused by trauma. Jaw and teeth misalignment can also contribute to the problem. 

People who clench and grind their teeth (bruxism), particularly at night, will often experience painful symptoms that get progressively worse. 

Symptoms of TMJ disorder include: 

  • Jaw pain
  • Earache
  • Difficulty when chewing
  • Pain during chewing
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Jaw joint locking

The Thayer Method for TMJ Disorder in Costa Mesa

Dr. Thayer can help reduce jaw joint pain by realigning your cervical vertebra (neck). When your neck is out of alignment, it strains the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the head and neck. Such tension can lead to sore muscles, irritated and inflamed nerves, and jaw joint damage.

Dr. Thayer restores the balance with focused neck adjustments, reducing your pain and protecting your jaw joints from further damage. 

A Costa Mesa Chiropractor That Produces Results 

Dr. Ace Thayer uses his 25 years of experience to your advantage. Using the Thayer Chiropractic Method, he’s helped numerous people get out of pain, including those with TMJ disorder. He has such a good reputation, in part due to his popular educational YouTube videos, that people even outside of Costa Mesa come to him for treatment. 

Check out some of his YouTube treatment testimonials to see how his patients respond to treatment. You’ll be amazed at how quickly they get relief and how much they improve after receiving regular treatments. 

Do you have sore jaw muscles and headaches? You could have TMJ disorder. Contact our team at 949-548-7767 to schedule a consultation.

Posted In: Chiropractic TMJ Treatment